A classic screwball comedy replete with improbable scenarios and acerbic wit, Billy Wilder's first film as director was a hit that kick-started his long and hallowed career. Is She A Kid - Or Is She Kidding? In New York for only one year and already modern girl Susan Applegate has had 25 jobs. Brandishing the $27.50 she set aside to pay for her trip home to Stevenson, Iowa, Susan is astounded to find that fares have gone up. She disguises herself as a 12-year old girl to travel at half priceGÇöbut the conductors aren't taken in by her act. Desperate to elude them, she bursts into the cabin of the dashing bachelor Major Philip Kirby, who takes what "Sue-Sue" says at face-value. Add a compromising situation, the Major's fianc+â-¬e, her fatherGÇöhis commanding officerGÇöand a college full of virile cadets, and Sue-Sue's charade is getting harder, and funnier, by the minute.
The Major and the Minor
A Film by Billy Wilder